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La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app.
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  • Lovely food market, a real feast for the senses! So many stalls selling gorgeous local food and spices. Super enjoyable 
    Lovely food market, a real feast for the senses! So many stalls selling gorgeous local food and spices. Super enjoyable  more »
  • A market that offers a lot of traditional as well as non-traditional food. Here you have the opportunity to try and buy local products, or take advantage of a visit to the market for a good lunch... 
    A market that offers a lot of traditional as well as non-traditional food. Here you have the opportunity to try and buy local products, or take advantage of a visit to the market for a good lunch...  more »
  • Authentic fresh market, the most diverse types of ham, sausage, fresh fish, fruit, coloured sweets and many other typical Catalan products. Very cosy atmosphere. Busy and watch out for pickpockets... 
    Authentic fresh market, the most diverse types of ham, sausage, fresh fish, fruit, coloured sweets and many other typical Catalan products. Very cosy atmosphere. Busy and watch out for pickpockets...  more »
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  • What a feast for the senses! Enormous variety of gourmet items. I have never seen such a rainbow of juices! Chocolate, candies, nuts, caramelized goodies... I really enjoyed just walking through and seeing the rich array of high quality products. Of course, tasting was delightful too
  • Beautiful colorful market where you can take in so many flavors. Lots to see with tons of people enjoying themselves. Went and had a great time with the girls and we left satisfied. Plenty to take with you when you head out. Great fruit and vegetables and tons of meats. Thank you for a great experience and see you again soon. It is definitely worth the trip
  • Great ambiance and pleasant to get out of the mid day sun to have a drink or some super fresh tapas. Market is full of colour. Lots of meat, poultry and fresh fish stalls. Excellent fruit and veg. More expensive than local stores further away from the tourist areas. Lots of bars and restaurants around the market service good food at tourist prices. Well worth a visit. And great for people watching.
  • Got there on the Saturday evening and it was almost everything closed. I imagine it's better if you go earlier. The stands were very nice and the food is good. I found it a bit pricey, you can have the same cheaper elsewhere. Worth a quick visit if you like markets, though
  • Excellent food. Really recommend to visit this market and try the different type of foods they have there, as well as the juices and smoothies. Also make sure to walk through the stands to admire the beautiful facade, that some of them have. The only downside is that there is no place to sit and enjoy your meal.

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